Special Training on "Carbon Footprint Calculation and Modelling"
Dr. Sharifah Norkhadijah Syed Ismail
Universiti Putra Malaysia
Workshop on Effective and Sustainable Healthcare Waste Management
Dr. Michael Maxvel Remance
Base Hospital Tellippalai
Dr. Michael Maxvel Remance is an accomplished medical professional with a diverse range of academic qualifications and career experience. He obtained his MD in General Medicine from Tver State Medical Academy, Russia, and went on to earn a post-graduate diploma in healthcare quality and patient safety from the University of Colombo. He furthered his education with an MSc in Medical Administration from PGIM Colombo and a Certificate in Bio-Medical Waste Management from Environment Protection Training & Research Institute in Hyderabad, India.
Dr. Remance began his career as an intern medical officer at DGH Polannaruwa before moving on to serve as a Medical Officer in the Surgery Department at BH Akkaraipattu. He also worked as a Medical Officer of Health for the Municipal Council in Akkaraipattu and as a Medical Officer in the Healthcare Waste Management Unit at BH Akkaraipattu. Dr. Remance later served as a Medical Officer in Healthcare Quality and Safety at BH Akkaraipattu before being appointed as the Medical Superintendent of BH Tellippalai, where he currently serves. With his extensive academic background and diverse career experience, Dr. Remance brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to his current role as Medical Superintendent.
Workshop on Publication
Dr. Anushka Upamali Rajapaksha
Senior Lecturer Grade II
Ecosphere Resilience Research Center/ Instrument Center
Faculty of Applied Sciences
University of Sri Jayewardenepura
Nugegoda, Sri Lanka
Dr. Anushka Upamali Rajapaksha is a Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Applied Sciences, University of Sri Jayewardenepura. She holds B.Sc. in Chemistry Special Degree from the University of Peradeniya (2008), M.Phil in Chemical Sciences from the University of Peradeniya (2012), and a Ph.D. in Biological Environment from Kangwon National University, South Korea (2015). She has an excellent background in Chemistry, specially focusing on Chemical Kinetics, Sorption, Environmental Chemistry, and Surface Chemistry. Her research approach covers developing novel engineered/designer materials as innovative solutions to environmental issues and converting waste materials into value-added products. Dr. Rajapaksha has an excellent publication track record with over 60 SCI journal articles (her H-index is 35, with 9000+ citations), with many publications in high-impact journals. She contributed to two Korean patents for the environmental remediation of antibiotics.
She has received several awards and distinctions including the prestigious TWAS─Atta-ur-Rahman Award in Chemistry in the year 2022 by the UNESCO -World Academy of Sciences, Italy. President’s Awards for Scientific Publications, Early Career Research Award (2021, Annual research award ceremony, University of Sri Jayewardenepura), Most Outstanding Young Researcher-(CVCD) Excellence Awards 2020 by The Committee of Vice-Chancellors and Directors. Furthermore, she has received several national and international grants, such as the 2020 TWAS research grants for the advancement of science in developing countries -Chemistry, Rajapaksha is currently contributing to the editorial tasks of several reputed Science Citation Index international journals. She is currently serving as the Coordinating Editor of Environmental Geochemistry and Health (Springer), Editorial Board Member of Journal of Hazardous Materials (Elsevier) and Editorial Board Member of Carbon Research (Springer). In addition, she was ranked among the top 2% of the world’s best scientists in the 2020 and 2021 lists of outstanding researchers, prepared by Elsevier BV and, Stanford University, USA.